Top positive review
Even shorter than it looks.
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2021
I really like Ms. Bardugo's work. I'm a fan. But this was more of a marketing device for the Six of Crows than anything else. My Kindle tells me that the story I bought only takes up 48% of the book. The rest is a preview of Six of Crows.
The story itself is okay, but it didn't feel like an adequate vehicle for the Darkling or his foundations. Not quite enough meat for me to give it 5 stars, plus the disappointment of discovering how short it really was.